Wednesday, May 20, 2009
The challenge for boot camp today is to make a blog entry about a hurdle that keeps holding me back. My biggest challenge right now is my eating, and the biggest hurdle in this area for me is my sweet tooth. I LOVE chocolate especially, but anything sweet will do. So, I think, for the next two weeks, I will challenge myself to cut out all chocolate and sweets. I know that when I get it out of my system, I don't crave it. So, to take some control over the situation, this is my plan! Wish me luck! I'm gonna need it!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I had a wonderful walk this evening with my youngest child. We went for a stroll around the block, and saw neighbours, enjoyed the beautiful weather, and got some exercise to boot!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
So, I had a great Sunday run today, got in a full hour, even though I really was struggling at about the 1/2 hour mark where I tend to hit my wall. I pushed through it, and finished my full hour for the first time since pulling my calf a few weeks ago. Here is the TMI part of this post, you've been warned!
I went and bought new underwear today, I love new underwear. I tried a new style, because my local Wal-Mart doesn't really stock the style I usually like. I got some low rise hipster kind today, and I tried them on at home. They feel so nice, and they fit really well. I needed new pairs, because my 2X and 3X are just not fitting anymore. They slide all over the place and I am constantly needing to reposition them all day long.... drive me CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So, I am hopeful that this new style will stay put better since they actually fit me(They are a size L! No more X there baby! Whoooooo Hooooooo X!). This ends the TMI portion of your regularly scheduled blog.... lol.
We had a baseball practice this afternoon, and it was a great practice. I almost caught a pop fly, it was actually in my glove! I got my bat onto the ball, and got some decent hits finally, can't wait to try a game again. My friend also got some incredible hits, and is getting closer every time to catching those pop flys. We can do it! I tell ya though, I was throwing in a ton of balls from the outfield, and when I was carrying my shopping bag around tonight, I felt my shoulder start twinging. I am having a ton of ache and shooting pain in it this evening, so I iced it and took some Ibuprofen to help with inflammation. Hurt shoulder I can handle, I can still run with that, and ride my bike and rollerblade, and walk, so it's all good. I will arrange my Strength Training to have upper body closer to the end of the week so it has a chance to recover.
Anyway, now that I have written a novel, hope everyone is having a fantastic long weekend, and Happy Birthday Queen Victoria!
Friday, May 15, 2009
I had a nice run with a friend this morning, she really pushed me to my limit, and it felt good. I also did my lower body strength training today, and it kicked me all over the living room! It was very hard, and I let myself off for the last 5 reps of my last exercise (lunge and twist with medicine ball). I just had nothing left! I am still eating too much and lots of stuff I shouldn't be eating so much of it, but slowly, I will do better. I think I am finally over my slump, thanks to all the support and positivity! Thanks everyone! I also have been using my new mantra when running, or doing strength training. I am looking forward to the long weekend, getting some much needed time with the kids and hubby. I am planning to do some activities to help my younger son with his fine motor skills in an effort to motivate him to write more. I am hoping that by giving him a chance to strengthen his skills it won't seem so overwhelming for him. Hope everyone else has a fantastic Victoria Day Weekend!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I have been looking back at my numbers, and my weight is stagnant at around 175 pounds since February of this year. That is 3 months of making no progress! I am bound and determined to stay positive abou t this process. I have a new mantra PATIENCE IS THE KEY TO PARADISE. It is short and sweet, I can repeat it to myself over and over when I want to give up. I have to be patient with myself and with this process. I am surrounding myself with understanding, supportive, positive people who will encourage me instead of discouraging me more than I am already doing to myself. I need to speak kind words to myself and remember that I am making healthy changes for so many reasons other than losing weight! So, I am going to make it my goal to maintain my weight at 175 for the rest of the month of May. Once I am able to get some consistency with maintaining, I can start trying again in June to lose weight again. This is not going to happen overnight, I know it didn't happen overnight. If it takes me four years, I will lose this 80 pounds, only 40 more to go! Go me!
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